October 5, 2011

Best Ever Pumpkin Pancakes

I've come a long way since my first pancake fiasco. If you didn't know, my pancakes used to turn out awful. They were burned, gooey, undercooked, or...too salty. Sigh. Those were some sad times in my kitchen.

But, I improved, tackling pancake recipe after pancake recipe. I found what I believe to be the greatest pancakes ever and I usually make those over and over again, with lots of chocolate chips. Now I've come to believe that I've found the greatest pumpkin pancakes.

I've tried a few pumpkin pancake recipes in the past and nothing compares to these. They're sweet without being overly sweet, super fluffy, and have a good amount of spice. I poured  drizzled mine with some pure maple syrup and a pat of butter.

Doesn't get any better.

Source: Annie's Eats
Servings: 6-8

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
Dash of ground ginger
Dash of ground cloves
1 cup milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg
2 tbsp. vegetable oil or melted butter

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and spices and stir with a fork to combine.  Mix together the milk, pumpkin puree, egg and oil or butter in a liquid measuring cup.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk together just until combine.  (The batter may still have a few lumps – that is okay.)

Preheat the oven to 200° F.  Have an oven safe plate or serving dish ready.  Heat a greased skillet or griddle over medium heat.  Once the skillet is hot, add a 1/3 cup scoop of batter to the pan.  Let cool until bubbles begin to form on the top surface.  Carefully flip with a spatula and cook the second side until golden brown, a couple minutes more.  Transfer the cooked pancake to the oven safe dish, and place in the oven to keep warm.  Repeat with the rest of the batter until it has all been cooked, regreasing the pan as needed.  Serve with cinnamon sugar, maple syrup, and/or whipped cream.

What kind of pancakes do you like?


  1. I recently made pupmpkin cinnamon swirl pancakes... they take the spot for favorite breakfast in my house now! And always with lots of pure VT syrup.

  2. Yum, I'd love to try these out! Pancakes are my favorite it's-the-weekend-and-I-actually-have-time-to-eat-more-than-a-bowl-of-Cheerios breakfast. :)

    My favorite pancakes are usually chocolate chip (what can I say, I like my sweets at any time of day), but lately I've been getting into an oatmeal pancake kick--also delicious!

  3. I've been looking for a good pumpkin pancake recipe. These look great!

  4. Your Pumpkin Pancakes look awesome. Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a great day.
    Miz Helen

  5. These look great. I am SO excited for pumpkin everything this fall!!! I also love lemon ricotta pancakes.. yumm

  6. I love that pumpkin is showing up in everything! YUM! I would gladly eat all of these for breakfast!

  7. Yes practise in everything mostly bring results in time;) Sure in cooking...if you realy want it;))

  8. Yum - I LOVE pumpkin pancakes!! Definitely one of my favorite kinds - along with good old fashioned buttermilk!

  9. Yum! I usually just go for plain pancakes, but these look great for the Fall!

  10. Yum, these look great! You have won an award; stop by my blog to check it out! http://www.edesiasnotebook.com/2011/10/liebster-award.html

  11. I've never had pumpkin pancakes before, but there's always a first time. These look wonderful!!! With all of these wonderful pumpkin recipes, I guess I need to go get me a pumpkin! :)

  12. These were fantastic! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe.

  13. These sounds and look so amazing! I love pumpkin in anything, especially sweets :)_

  14. I just made these this morning...they are AWESOME. My 15-month loved them too. Kept saying "more, more, more!" :) Your recipe came up 2nd on google when I typed in "best pumpkin pancakes." Thanks for sharing!

  15. Oh ya. You totally had me at pumpkin. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE fall?!? These will be perfect for Thanksgiving next weekend. Thanks Christina. :)


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